Laptop Sale

Graduating students have the option to complete the sale remotely or come to campus (Winona and Rochester) May through August 2023.

Spring and Summer 2023 graduates will receive an email with a link to the Aspen Capital secure payment sit with their login information on May 1, 2023.

Students who wish to purchase will receive email instructions on next steps once payment is confirmed.

Only students who are graduating Spring or Summer 2023 are eligible to purchase a laptop.

Not Purchasing Your Laptop?

Return your laptop no later than Friday, August 25, 2023 to avoid late fees.

You can return it in person on the Winona Campus in Somsen hall 207 or on the Rochester campus in Coffman Center room 122. If you are away from campus, it can be mailed to:

Winona State University
Somsen Hall 207
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

Get answers to FAQs about the sale process below 

Sale Day Details

Please read the following details carefully.


The laptop sale will be held primarily online.

If you are approved for Spring or Summer 2023 graduation, the buyout link will be emailed to you on May 1, 2023. You can purchase without a late fee until August 11, 2023.

Any sales from August 12 - August 25 will be subject to a $50 late fee

No sales will be accepted after August 25, 2023


  • Online. Please contact us if you have trouble with the sale website or if you can't find the email. 
  • On Campus in Winona – Somsen Hall 207 or in Rochester – Coffman Center Room 122


Check your WSU email for the buyout link and pay for laptop online. Emails will come from

Our leasing company, Aspen Capital, accepts Discover, Visa and Mastercard. No cash or checks. 

After payment is confirmed, if you have a 2021 model laptop you will be emailed instructions for resetting it. If you have a newer model laptop, you will be emailed instructions for exchanging it.

Paying will not erase any data automatically.

Aspen Capital, Winona State’s leasing company, sets the prices and conducts the sale. The price is based on the number of years you have participated in the eWarrior program.

 Years in the eWarrior Program
Laptop Price
 4+ $25
 3 $100
 2 $250
 1 $350

 You can purchase without a late fee until August 11, 2023

Any sales from December 31 - January 13 will be subject to a $50 late fee. No sales will be accepted after Friday, August 25, 2023.

Please make every effort to complete your purchase as soon as possible to avoid any additional late fees.

If you have extenuating circumstances please contact Tech Support prior to the sale to make special arrangements.

Spring or Summer 2023 graduates can purchase the following laptops models leased in 2021 

If you currently have a 2021 model laptop, you will purchase the one you have. 

If you have a newer device, you will return it and purchase a stock model of the same platform you returned. 

Please contact Tech Support if you are unsure which model you currently have. 

You are not able to switch platforms at the time of purchase. 

Paying for your laptop will not erase any data automatically, but you will be required to reset your laptop so it is no longer linked to your WSU account. 

You will be emailed instructions on how to reset your laptop after paying. It is important that you follow these instructions. You are responsible for backing up any data you would like to keep prior to doing this.

If you need help to back up your data, you can contact the Digital Learning Commons (DLC) located in the Krueger Library or emailing the DLC

At the time of sale, we will provide you with information on any remaining manufacturer’s warranty left on your laptop.

Winona State assumes no responsibility for the support of devices after the sale.

Yes, your current WSU email will remain active as long as you keep using it.

Your email account will be deactivated if it has not accessed within one year’s time.

You can still use Microsoft Office Apps online through your WSU email. If your Alumni email is inactivated though, you will also lose access to your O365 apps.

Please refer to the sale email that was sent to you.

First you can purchase your laptop with the link provided. Then after payment is verified you will receive an email detailing how to reset your laptop remotely or setup an appointment by contacting Tech Support.


Laptops can be exchanged or erased in person in Winona – Somsen 207, or in Rochester – Coffman Center 122 during business hours.

Students can use online instructions to reset their laptops running on macOS Monterey or on any older version of macOS.

This process will remove all files from your laptop. Make sure you've backed up your files prior.

HPs can be erased remotely by using a USB drive. Contact tech support to receive one.

Please read the Post-Buyout Info sheet (PDF) for more information about your laptop warranty, alumni email and access to office.

No,  paying for your laptop now will not change anything on it automatically. You can purchase it and wait to erase it until your summer classes are complete.

Yes, as long as you participate in the laptop sale by the above deadlines, the $485 Fall 2023 semester fee will be removed from your student account.

This credit takes 3-5 business days to process.